It’s sad but it’s true – crimes against businesses are on the rise, and an enterprise that thinks it is safe is probably an enterprise that needs to review the statistics and think again. Crimes are on the rise, and these include burglaries, theft, vandalism, trespassing, and many others. Thieves and burglars are becoming more daring and more sophisticated in their approaches, and the only counter-strategy a business can have is to become savvier as well.

Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to make sure that your business, your employees, and your belongings are secured and safe. It doesn’t take much, and the small investment actually pays for itself. Have you ever thought about making your premises more secure? Here’s how you can easily and properly secure your commercial and business property.

Outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting is a simple thing to take care of, but a very important one, for two reasons. Firstly, anyone attempting a crime does not want to be noticed, so having too many lights around acts as a deterrent. Especially if they are set up with motion detectors, they become very effective in scaring away would-be perpetrators. Secondly, if something does happen, there is plenty of opportunity for a witness to see what exactly is going on and file the proper report for further investigation.

Securing your fences

Any fence can be scaled – but the better the fences, the harder it is for the criminal to scale them. Again, it’s a good deterrent. Make sure your fences are well-maintained and that there are no weak points (such as holes).



CCTV not only acts as a deterrent (as no criminal likes to be watched), they also serve as a means to keep records, as security companies Exeter such as Titan Security confirm.

Property identification

Property identification does not guarantee things do not get stolen or damaged, but it makes for easy investigation and identification later on. Naturally, it also serves as a deterrent.

Using key cards

Giving your employees key cards allows you to monitor the entry and exit of specific areas, and personnel are more likely to feel safe and secure as well.

If you think that taking these simple steps is too much trouble or may cost too much, there’s even more good news. Firstly, by taking these steps you ensure that your premises are safer, and this has many advantages – your likelihood of being a victim of crime decreases, and your employee morale increases dramatically. Secondly, if you’re worried about the costs, rest assured that often your insurance premiums will decrease simply because you have put such great measures in place. It’s all about safety, after all.

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